Mindfulness and staying present

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Mindfulness and staying present

Mental health trainer Kath Caffrey explores how to use mindfulness in a practical day-to-day way. She explains what it is and how you can use it to stem anxiety and to reduce the tendency to become lost in a spiral of ‘what if’ scenarios that ramp up anxiety and impact negatively on mental health and wellbeing. 

 

One of the exercises in the video involves ‘mindful eating’, so make sure you have a piece of fruit, biscuit or other snack handy before you start watching. 

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